There are a number of options available to people looking for perkier breasts. These range from natural health solutions to surgical and non-surgical treatments. In this article, we’ll cover the most popular and time-tested methods to achieve perkier breasts. It’s helpful to start with an overview of what causes breast sagging. Then we’ll cover how to get perkier breasts naturally before outlining various non-surgical and surgical interventions available to achieve the results that you are looking for.
Causes of Breast Sagging
Aging is essentially the major cause of breast sagging. Specifically, bands of tissue called Cooper’s ligaments are primarily responsible for holding breast tissues upright. These, and their surrounding tissues, gradually weaken over time, causing the breasts to lower as they become less firm and elastic. An individual’s overall health also affects how quickly or slowly breast tissues lose elasticity.
Weight loss, especially after major weight gain, also plays a role, as does pregnancy and heredity. During pregnancy, the breasts naturally enlarge and stretch due to a range of hormonal factors. Depending on how much they enlarge, the breasts can begin sagging as they return to their previous size. Genetics also impacts how well the breasts maintain their shape over time.
Whatever the cause, there are ways to at least somewhat mitigate lost breast tissue elasticity, such as:
- Regularly applying high-quality moisturizers
- Using SPF 30 or higher sunscreen on sunny days
- Certain exercises and nutritional support (as explained further below)
No matter what life events or preconditions are at play, the following interventions will help women learn how to naturally get perkier breasts. There are highly effective non-surgical treatments—and surgical enhancement methods for perkier breasts are now more effective than ever.
Natural Ways to Get Perkier Breasts
At any age, nutrition is a foundational factor in maintaining what perkiness you still have. Collagen is particularly noteworthy for its role in skin elasticity. Without sufficient collagen levels, the skin quickly loses its youthful buoyancy. Skin will then gradually lose the ability to retain its natural shape, especially with repeated stretching. Collagen can greatly help improve overall skin tone, and vitamin E also improves overall skin health.
Other vital nutrients for perkier breasts include foods that increase estrogen and phytoestrogens while reducing testosterone imbalance. These include:
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Flax and sesame seeds
- Organic soy
- Healthy fats (such as avocados)
- Manganese-containing foods, such as fresh seafood
- Dairy, which contains the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and prolactin
Nutrition alone won’t create perkier breasts, but it will slow breast tissue breakdown, which is hard to recover. Apart from dietary interventions, you can also improve nutrient flow to the breasts through hydrotherapy. Try this at the end of your showers:
- Rinse your breasts with warm water for around a minute to soften the tissues and improve blood flow
- Now rinse them in cold water for about half a minute—this squeezes toxins out of the pecs and tones the skin
- Notice how much tighter the skin has become, and apply moisturizer while the skin is still slightly moist
Bra choice can also impact breast tissues, for better or worse. Some studies suggest excessively supportive bras increase sagging. The theory is that they allow the muscles that support the breasts to atrophy gradually.
The wearer may feel more dependent on the bras, creating a self-defeating cycle. We recommend treating yourself to a professional bra fitting at a high-quality lingerie store. It will help you immediately feel more confident, beautiful, and comfortable.
As for strengthening breast tissues, exercise has many benefits and little-to-no drawbacks. Strengthening the pectorals, such as through push-ups and dumbbell presses, keeps the breasts lifted and perkier. Some women claim breast massage further tones breast muscles, tendons, and myofascial tissues.
Overall body alignment exercises also help by improving posture, keeping the breasts from habitually hanging downward. Look for exercises that counteract a hunched forward position, especially if you spend a lot of time on your phone or a computer.
Non-Surgical Methods for Perkier Breasts
If you need a stronger method to achieve perkier breasts, there are several effective non-surgical methods, including:
- Laser therapy for non-invasive breast lifts
- Radiofrequency treatment to tighten the skin
- Injectables—a faster and less invasive (although shorter-term) alternative to surgical breast lifts
Depending on the extent of the procedure, non-surgical methods are minimally invasive. They usually result in smaller, even nonexistent scars, along with shorter recovery times. BodyTite is a type of radiofrequency treatment that can be used on the breasts. The BodyTite device emits radiofrequency energy deep into the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen.
Surgical Methods for Perkier Breasts
Breast implants are one of the most widely known surgical methods for breast enhancement. It involves implanting silicone shells filled with saline or silicone material, each with its own advantages:
- Silicone implants more accurately replicate the feel of human fat, but they require larger incisions. Silicone also isn’t absorbed into the body in the case of injury that ruptures the implant.
- Saline implants are easier to place inside the breast, and they’re safer if the contents leak into the body. However, it’s necessary to fill saline implants fully to avoid noticeable “sloshing” effects. This can make them more difficult to shape as easily as silicone implants.
Fat transfers are another common surgical method for achieving perkier breasts. First, a plastic surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat from one part of the body—most often the stomach, back, thighs, or buttocks. This fat can then be transferred to the woman’s own breasts.
Doing so requires processing the fat into a liquid, which is easier to inject and mold into the desired shape. Fat transfers can be used to either fill out smaller areas or fill out the breasts more voluminously. Because they use the body’s own naturally occurring tissues, fat transfers are sometimes preferred methods for surgical breast enhancement.
Breast lifts are often recommended for sagging breasts. Instead of increasing breast size, breast lifts remove or tighten excess skin. They may, in fact, reduce breast size, although not necessarily.
Wave Can Help
The right cosmetic breast procedure will be as necessarily unique as the patient herself. Wave Plastic Surgery specializes in a wide range of surgical and non-surgical breast procedures. We know not all women want the same thing, which is why we provide maximum choice for those seeking perkier breasts.
Our highly renowned aesthetic surgeons perfectly blend the art and science of plastic surgery with great compassion and enthusiasm. For help deciding which procedure will result in the best look for your body type, contact us. Our team of globally renowned anti-aging experts is standing by to restore your confidence with perkier breasts.